Monthly Archives: November 2010

Fun & Games November 11, 2010 posted by

The SeaSucker Bike Rack

Anyone who’s ever mounted a rear-end bicycle rack on their car knows that it’s almost always a struggle to fit it on just right. The new SeaSucker Bike Rack makes it simple and easy to do. This product is a variation on SeaSucker’s marine-based products that are used to attach things to boats like fly rods and diving racks. Using rubber vacuum cups instead of suction cups is the key to the bike rack’s dependability. Suction cups are notoriously unreliable….

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The SeaSucker Bike Rack
Fun & Games November 11, 2010 posted by

Solitaire Chess – like chess, but not…

This Solitaire Chess game uses the same type of chess moves, but eliminates the opponents and instead makes you work through a series of logic puzzles to win. It sounds like it could be a good way to learn the deeper subtleties of chess in a structured yet fun way, which is neat. $19.95.  Solitaire Chess takes the best part of the game—eliminating your opponent’s pieces—and makes it the goal of this fun and fast-paced logic puzzle. Your problem-solving and…

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Gadgets November 11, 2010 posted by

True Mirror – the no reverse mirror

The True Mirror reflects back an exact replica of the original, with no reversal. Weird and guaranteed to amuse. Hold up a piece of paper and read the writing in the mirror, try that with a normal version. Works by cleverly aligning two mirrored surfaces at right angles. £159.00/$244.86.  Step forward the True Mirror, which enables us to see ourselves as others see us! First patented in 1887, the True Mirror uses a combination of two mirrors, placed at right…

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Gadgets November 11, 2010 posted by

Magnetic Weight Loss Toe Rings – toe jam the fat away

Attach these Magnetic Weight Loss Toe Rings to your big toes and watch amazed as the weight drops off. Apparently. Based on the ancient Chinese art of Toe Watching or something. $1.67 a pair.   Lose weight without exercise # Based on ancient Chinese medicine, these rings stimulate the acupressure points on your big toe (and, for extra benefit, the second toe), thus curbing your appetite in a safe and natural way # Made from soft & non-allergenic silicone materials #…

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Gadgets November 11, 2010 posted by

In Your Own Voice Storyteller – gizmo reads stories in gran’s voice

The In Your Own Voice Storyteller product is a book and pen recorder combo which combine to provide little Johnnie with a customised bedtime reading experience. Mom, dad or gran etc record their reading of the book onto the pen, synchronise the passage to a sticker which is then attached to a particular page of the book. Little Jaynee then points the pen at the sticker and out comes a familiar voice reading the passage/page. It’s all very absent family…

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Bookmark This! November 11, 2010 posted by

Windows Shutdown Icons – freeware offers super fast Windows shutdown from the desktop

This Windows Shutdown Icons set installs a super fast acting set of free icons for controlling Windows shutdown from the desktop. Just install and click on the icon of choice to restart, shutdown, hibernate and standby your machine. Cute little tool.  Make it simple to shutdown, restart, standby, hibernate, logoff PC (desktop icons). Tags: freeware, windows+shutdown+icons

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Moby Gratis – free music for non-profit film projects

Moby Gratis is a collection of Moby music tracks offered for free for any non-profit and independent film projects. Nice idea from the composer.  this portion of moby.com, ‘film music’, is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short. to use the site you log in(or on?) and are then given a password. you can then listen to the available music and download whatever you want to…

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Bookmark This! November 11, 2010 posted by

Bookmarklet Combiner – tidy up your browser accessories

Bookmarklets are really useful shortcuts to web services which you can use via your web browser (e.g. SiteFlow), but things can become a little untidy on your bookmark toolbar if you’ve got several installed for different purposes. That makes this Bookmarklet Combiner tool a real winner. Visit the page, add your bookmarklets to the list, style and name them and press save. Voila, a single bookmarklet which incorporates a nice drop down menu style from which to choose your favourite service. It’s…

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Gadgets November 10, 2010 posted by

Coin Counter Charging Valet – easy way to save for your gadget power needs

There’s something beautifully synergistic about this Coin Counter Charging Valet. Not only can you charge up your multiple gadgets in one tidy pile, away from prying eyes and fingers, but you can also save up enough coins over time to pay for all the electricity these puppies consume. Voila, poetic joy. $44.98.  Charging valet holds several handheld devices at one time, with an opening in the back to discreetly hide those unsightly charging wires from plain view. Built-in coin counter…

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Gadgets November 10, 2010 posted by

Jorno Bluetooth Keyboard – turning your phone into a laptop..almost

This Jorno Bluetooth Keyboard marks another chapter in the accessory bandwagon we’re likely to see now that smartphones and tablet computers are starting to be bought in numbers. Fact is, people want to carry around a production tool, and tablets and phones don’t cut it on their own, not if you’re doing serious stuff other than just the odd email.   Anyhoo, here it is, all $79.00 of wireless portable keyboard. I still think a decent 11 hour powered netbook like the $349 Asus EEE…

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Bizarre November 10, 2010 posted by

Canine Twitterer – Twitter products jump the shark…er…dog

The Canine Twitterer is a pet tag that automatically Tweets messages according to the animals actions at any one time. The thing works by transmitting any of 500 ‘funny’ messages via a wireless dongle attached to a laptop up to 100 feet away. So either this thing is designed for garden use only, or you’re going to spend a lot of time chasing your dog through the streets on your skateboard carrying a computer. Great way to spam Twitter, eh? $29.95….

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Eco Friendly November 10, 2010 posted by

Solar Powered Talking Bible – Matthew 7:7

This Solar Powered Talking Bible should keep working as long as there’s sunshine in the sky and people willing to listen. Comes with a handy set of earphones and plays up to 14 hours per full charge. Now you can save your soul while saving the planet too.  $99.98.  This remarkable Solar-Powered Talking Bible speaks all books of the Bible, Old and New Testaments, in a real human voice. You can move from book to book and chapter to chapter with the…

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TSR Watermarker – freeware lets you watermark your photos for safe online use

TSR Watermarker is a small freeware program that lets you watermark your photographs for safe use on the web. What makes it special is the fact that it’s fast, can handle batch processing for a number of images and also it can automatically embed the watermark text in the EXIF data making the photo even more secure. You get a choice of watermark styles and the software supports thirteen different languages. Free for personal use.  You can even use this program instead…

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OpenHatch – the free portal for open source projects

OpenHatch is a neat online portal which aims to bring together open source projects and potential contributors. It’s a great resource for those who would like to get involved but don’t know where to start looking. It’s all totally free, and anyone can add their project to the database in order to find contributors, which is cool.  OpenHatch was founded in May 2009 by three alumni of the free culture and free software movements. The company was part of startup…

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cool tech November 10, 2010 posted by

Diminished Reality – clever new tech can remove objects from real time video footage

Forget about augmented reality, what about some Diminished Reality? Researchers at a German university have just come up with a technology that can remove objects from video footage in real time. This Diminished Reality tech, as it’s called, does it all with a mere 40 ms delay, and the result is pretty spooky Sci-Fi. Professor Broll of Ilmenau University believes the tech could arrive on smartphones very soon.   The potential uses of this technology boggle the mind (imagine, say, a pair…

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